Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nursing /Parish nursing happens in many different Christian denominations internationally. We want to see more countries developing these ministries in sustainable ways and we encourage their national nursing leaders and church leaders to get in touch with us for more details. Some other faiths also do similar work. Groups such as mission societies might also find the 36.5 hour Foundations course an excellent way to train local nurses in leading their own faith-based health ministry. Theological colleges might well be interested in offering the course in order to promote multiple forms of outreach. Westberg certificates and pins can be purchased to be awarded to qualified nurses who complete the course and we have further resources for training Coordinators and Educators and is open to all religions.
We also have an annual symposium in April, which is currently held online and registration can be made here: (link) One of the sessions is specifically focused on World Forum issues.
(If you would like to see Faith Community Nursing ministry spreading into new countries that cannot afford the resources that are needed, please get in touch to see how your gift could enable them to get started and make a difference in their communities)
The links below will take you to some of the International organizations that are either currently offering courses, or can direct you to them. At the moment these are online, so distance is not an issue. Please note however, that in order to teach the Foundations course anywhere in the world, registration with the Westberg Institute is a legal requirement.
Please also get in touch if you would like to be connected to someone else in your country who is interested in Faith Community nursing.
You may be interested for publications that reflect on Faith Community Nursing/Parish nursing from an international perspective visit our online store and spiritual care resources page. If you know of others please email us so that we can include them on this page.